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#1 JeanneA

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 04:53 PM

Hi my son Glen is going to be put on a fairly new drug from Friday that will hopefully help to decrease his self harming. Apparently it has fantastic reviews so I really hope this will work for Glen. I have forgotten the name of it but will try and find out again. If anyone has heard of such a drug that helps treat self harming please let me know, is your child/young person on anything like that?

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 05:40 PM

Not self harming to my knowledge . Not heard of a drug that stops selfharming. I have a drug that balances your mood quetiapine and fluoxetine

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 07:07 PM

Thanks SP, I'm hoping to find out the name of the drug tonight when I ring the nurse to see how Glen's been today.

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 07:30 PM

Good luck with the new drug, Jeanne, hope it helps. How is Glen's eye now?

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 07:37 PM

Hi oxgirl it's fine now thank goodness and all the bruising on his face and around his eye has gone, I'm so pleased that he has more or less stopped hitting himself since being in the hospital for his assessment. He looked so bad before he was admitted to the hospital I hope I never see him looking like that again.

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 07:40 PM

Why will they start him on a new drug if he has stopped hitting himself, is he self-harming in some other way?

Good news about the eye.

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 09:46 PM

Glen is still doing some self harming but not to the extent that he was doing before going into hospital. I've found out the name of the drug its called: Naltrexone. It's used for treating other conditions primarily but can be used to treat people with autism who self harm.

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 10:12 PM

I really hope that this new medication will help JeanneA.

One question though... is talking about the propensity for self harm for someone other than yourself not the same as talking about self harm in general? I was under the impression we weren't allowed to talk about self harm or suicidal intent.

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 11:42 PM

ooops sorry if I shouldn't have wrote that information. I am a moderator to so I should no better.

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 08:45 AM

I just found out this Jeanne, I am bit puzzled where they got that from.

Naltrexone is used along with counseling and social support to help people who have stopped drinking alcohol and using street drugs continue to avoid drinking or using drugs. Naltrexone should not be used to treat people who are still using street drugs or drinking large amounts of alcohol. Naltrexone is in a class of medications called opiate antagonists. It works by decreasing the craving for alcohol and blocking the effects of opioid medications and opioid street drugs.

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 09:27 AM

This drug is also used to help reduce self harming, I looked it up on the internet and I was told by the hospital also. I hope it works.

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 11:33 AM

I havent even seen selfharm used in websites i only typed the name in.

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 01:06 PM

Hi Jeanne, i have heard this is a drug that works well via a parents email advice link on the challenging behaviour website. Id suggest posting your question there as well. Good luck

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 02:01 PM

Thanks very much Lisa I will do that. :-)

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 10:06 PM

Best of luck with that JeanneA. Let us know if it helps. :)

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 10:26 PM

Thanks Merry I will. :-)

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 12:23 PM

JeanneA how's it going so far? Is it too soon to notice any changes yet?

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 12:26 PM

Hi Merry it's too soon yet to notice any changes. I rang the hospital last night to see how Glen was in general and to ask about the medication, but he's only been on it since Friday. Hopefully over this coming week any changes will be noticed. I will let you no :-)




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